A History : An Account of the Deadly Art and Its Most Infamous PractitionersBook - 2018
Cases of intentional poisoning have likely been occurring since early humans discovered that a sour aftertaste isn't the only consequence of snacking on belladonna. In the twenty-first century, the art of the poisoner remains just as creepy, secret, and horribly fascinating as ever. Poison: A History reveals intriguing insights into the poisonous art, including the psyches of the perpetrators. These richly illustrated stories detail both motive and method, along with body count. The five chapters in this comprehensive overview of poisoning take us from 399 BCE to the present day, in chronological order: Poison in the Ancient World, Medieval Times and the Renaissance, Mid 17th to 18th centuries: (3z(BThe Skills of Witches,(3y (B19th century: The Golden Age of Poisoning, and From Cults to Espionage: the 1970s and Beyond. Plus, Poison: A History includes a timeline on fashions in poison, and a top-20 identifier, to help you steer clear.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Chartwell Books,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
Characteristics: 192 pages :,illustrations (some coloured) ;,25 cm.